Roger Schibli: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

Name Prof. Dr. Roger Schibli
Consultation hoursBy appointment
Inst. f. Pharmazeutische Wiss.
ETH Zürich, HCI H 431
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 74 64
Fax+41 44 633 13 67
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipFull Professor

511-0000-00LDrug Discovery and Development Restricted registration - show details
Only for MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences.
2 credits1G + 2SJ. Hall, U. Thibaut, K.‑H. Altmann, M. Arand, J. Scheuermann, R. Schibli, H. U. Zeilhofer
AbstractThis course provides an overview over the concepts and processes employed in today's drug discovery and development. It has an introductory character but will also provide more detailed insights employing real life examples. The course combines lectures and interactive elements with active participation of the students.
- Understand the drug discovery process and can explain major approaches and relevant technical terms (for details see lecture notes).
- Understand and appreciate the content and timing of drug development process steps, development phases and decision criteria.
- Understand the concepts underlying drug product development through all the phases from preclinical and clinical development to regulatory submission, approval and market launch.
- Can differentiate between small molecule drug development and biological drug development.
- Understand the most important differences for drug development and approval between the EU and USA pharma markets with regard to legal and regulatory requirements.
ContentCourse unit comprises weekly lectures covering the early phases of target and drug discovery (535-0901-01 S "From A to Z in Drug Discovery and Development I") with group work in the area of Drug Development (511-0000-00 G). The latter course lasts 2 full days (Days 1 and 2) and comprises both lectures and group work: inter alia an introduction to the entire suite of drug product development processes in the pharmaceutical industry, covering preclinical research and development, clinical development, regulatory processes and market launch.
R&D support processes such as project management, quality management, pharmacovigilance and pharmacoeconomics will be covered as well as organizational and governance aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, important success factors for a later career in the pharmaceutical industry will be briefly discussed at the end of day 2 of the course.
Lecture notesWill be published on "mystudies"
LiteratureG. Nahler (Hrsg.) Dictionary of pharmaceutical medicine, Springer, Wien, 2013 (3rd edition)
Further readings will be listed in the lecture notes.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course provides the essential basic knowledge required for the industry-specific modules of the spring semester.

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Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesProject Managementassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
535-0001-00LIntroduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences I Restricted registration - show details 2 credits2VJ. Hall, C. Halin Winter, S.‑D. Krämer, J.‑C. Leroux, B. Pfeiffer, U. Quitterer, J. Scheuermann, R. Schibli, H. U. Zeilhofer
AbstractFirst identification with Pharmaceutical Sciences; motivation for profiling in the Natural Sciences, which are focused on within the first two years as a preparation for the specialized studies; sensitization for the duties and the responsibilities of a person with a federal diploma in Pharmacy; information about job opportunities.
ObjectiveFirst identification with Pharmaceutical Sciences; motivation for profiling in the Natural Sciences as a preparation for the specialized studies; sensitization for the duties and the responsibilities of a person with a federal diploma in Pharmacy; information about job opportunities.
ContentIntroduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences by selected milestones of research and development. Overview on research activities at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences that is focussed on drug delivery and development (from concepts to prototypes). Sensitization for communication skills and information management. Demonstration of job opportunities in community pharmacies, in the hospital, in industry, and in the public sector by experts in the different fields.
Lecture notesHandouts for individual lectures.
Prerequisites / NoticeInteractive teaching
535-0011-00LDrug Seminar Restricted registration - show details
The course is reserved for students registered in the Master's programme in Pharmacy or in Pharmaceutical Sciences
5 credits9SJ. Hall, A. Burden, K. Eyer, C. Halin Winter, S.‑D. Krämer, J.‑C. Leroux, C. Müller, V. I. Otto, U. Quitterer, J. Scheuermann, R. Schibli, K. Silina, C. Steuer
AbstractThe course provides a platform for the investigation, presentation and discussion of a topic with relevance to the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Students work in small groups on a chosen topic, they write a mini-review and present their work on a one day symposium.
ObjectiveThe main objectives of this course are:

- students develop their scientific reflection (Critical Thinking) and working skills by working independently on a relevant pharmaceutical topic
- students gain in-depth knowledge of the topic investigated
- students train their scientific writing and presentation skills
- students train their ability to plan a project and work in a team
ContentThe Course Drug Seminar takes place during the first 7 weeks of the 1. Master semester. It is a compulsory course of the MSc Pharmacy curriculum and an elective course in the MSc PharmSciences.

The course provides a platform for the investigation, presentation and discussion of a topic with relevance to the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

During the course, students work in small teams on a topic of their choice and elaborate a written mini-review and an oral presentation. Each team is tutored by a lecturer of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The work is mainly based on literature search / review, but may also involve conducting interviews or site visits, if appropriate. The final presentations of all groups will take place in the framework of a dedicated Symposium held in the middle of the semester.
Prerequisites / NoticeOnly for students of MSc Pharmacy and MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences.
535-0210-00LRadiopharmaceutical Chemistry2 credits2VR. Schibli, L. Mu
Abstract-Molecular imaging in drug development
-Radiopharmaceutical syntheses
-Knowledge of the physical principles of radioactivity
-Structure and function of radiopharmaceuticals
-Examples of application in diagnosis and therapy in humans
-Targeted radionuclide therapy
Objective- The students know and are able to describe the different imaging procedures in medicine, especially PET and SPET.
- At the end of the lecture, the students are able to explain and describe the physical basics in connection with radioactivity and the different types of radioactive radiation that are relevant in radiopharmacy and nuclear medicine.
- The students know how radionuclides can be produced and extracted.
- The students can describe the structure and function of radiopharmaceuticals and are able to develop strategies for the design of new radiopharmaceuticals.
- The students know selected examples of clinically relevant radiopharmaceuticals and can explain the structure and mechanism of action.
- The students can discuss and apply the principles of internal dosimetry of systemically applied radiopharmaceuticals using selected examples.
ContentIntroduction to molecular imaging,
Radioactive decay, radiation and radionuclides relevant in nuclear medicine.
Radionuclide generators
Radiopharmaceutical synthesis strategies
Heart, brain and tumour diagnostics with radiopharmaceuticals
Kinetic modelling with radiopharmaceuticals
Tumour therapy with radiopharmaceuticals
Dosimetry of radiopharmaceuticals
Practical aspect of nuclear medicine and radiopharmacy
LiteratureBook Title: Fundamentals of Nuclear Pharmacy Authors Gopal B. Saha

Book Title: Radiopharmaceuticals Book Subtitle A Guide to PET/CT and PET/MRI Editors Ferdinando Calabria, Orazio Schillaci

Book Title Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Editors Jason S. Lewis
Albert D. Windhorst, Brian M. Zeglis

Access via ETH Library
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: basic knowledge in physics and chemsitry
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
535-0900-00LSeminars on Drug Discovery and Development1 credit1KR. Schibli, K. Eyer, C. Halin Winter, J. Hall, J.‑C. Leroux, U. Quitterer, G. Schneider, H. U. Zeilhofer
AbstractState-of-the-art information on drug discovery and development by experts from academia and industry.
ObjectiveState-of-the-art information on drug discovery and development.
ContentSeminar series of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Experts from academia and industry report on relevant topics.
535-0901-00LFrom A to Z in Drug Discovery and Development1 credit2SJ. Hall, K.‑H. Altmann, M. Arand, J. Scheuermann, R. Schibli, H. U. Zeilhofer
AbstractThe lecture series takes place at the ETH Hönggerberg and covers a variety of major activities involved in drug discovery: selecting drug targets, technologies used in drug discovery, small, medium and large drugs, objectives of the medicinal chemist, assessing drug safety, principles of personalized medicine, designing clinical trials, how intellectual property is protected, as well as others.
ObjectiveThe objective of the course is to gain a global understanding of most of the important phases in the discovery and development of modern synthetic and biological drugs, from the first activities to clinical trials. The lecture is intended for students that have an interest in the area and/or may consider a career working in drug discovery. This lecture course complements knowledge and experience gained in the research project performed by the PhD student.
ContentThirteen two hour lectures for life-science PhD students and students of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Master, given by experts from the ETH, UZH, USZ and the pharmaceutical industry.
Introduction to the modern drug discovery process - Principles of drug pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism - Computer sciences in drug discovery - Drug targets - In vitro methods in drug discovery - Natural products in drug discovery - Medicinal chemistry: Chemical lead selection/optimization - Antibodies and therapeutic proteins: Targets and drugs - In vivo molecular imaging in drug discovery - Drug formulation: Key development consideration, Current new APIs challenges and FDA rising standards - Preclinical safety, adverse drug events and drug-drug interactions - Clinical development steps including trial design - Intellectual property in drug discovery and development
Lecture notesScripts to be uploaded into ILIAS
LiteratureTo be distributed during the lecture
Prerequisites / NoticeFormally none, but a basic understanding in biochemistry, physiology and chemistry is highly desirable as it will certainly help to get the most from the lectures.
541-0002-00LModule 2: Pharma Project Management and Health Communication
Only for CAS in Pharmaceuticals.

The enrolment is done by the CAS in Pharmaceuticals study administration.
2.5 credits3GR. Schibli, R. Furegati Hafner
AbstractPharma Project Management and Health Communication
ObjectiveProject Management Basics:
-About projects, project management and the project environment
-How to define and plan my project, how to deal with stakeholders and how to manage project risks
-Managing my project team, developing the project plan and launching the project
-Managing my project team, developing the project plan and launching the project
-Monitoring and reporting, project close-out and project leadership
-Project evaluation and portfolio management
-Budget and resource management
-Development of a generic drug product in cross-functional project teams
-Intercultural communication
-Negotiation skills
-Presentation power
541-0007-00LModule 7: Clinical Development
Does not take place this semester.
Only for CAS in Pharmaceuticals.

The enrolment is done by the CAS in Pharmaceuticals study administration.
2.5 credits3GR. Schibli
AbstractModule 7 gives an overview about the several steps that have to be followed during the process of clinical development.
Objective• Preclinical bridge to clinical development
• Strategy for clinical development
• Regulatory aspects of clinical development
• Good clinical practice (GCP) and quality assurance
• First in human studies (Phase I), Proof of concept studies (Phase II), Registration studies (Phase III), Post-registration studies (Phase IV)
• Monitoring
• Organizational and financial aspects of clinical development
• Portfolio and life cycle management
• Data management and simulation of a clinical study
• Personalized medicine
Only for CAS in Pharmaceuticals.

The enrolment is done by the CAS in Pharmaceuticals study administration.
1 credit2DR. Furegati Hafner, R. Schibli
AbstractThe essay is an essential part of the CAS program „Pharmaceuticals – From Research to Market“ (CAS Pharm) and serves as final performance assessment.
ObjectiveThe essay documents the student’s competence development during the program as well as the transfer of acquired knowledge to professional practice/activities.
documents: essay
542-0001-00LModule I: Pharmacy and Legislation
Does not take place this semester.
Only for CAS in Radiopharmazeutischer Chemie, Radiopharmacy.

The enrolment is done by the CAS study administration.
4 credits6GR. Schibli
AbstractModule I:
Knowledge of the fundamentals of development, preparation, testing and stability of sterile radiopharmaceutical preparations.
Acquirement of basic information on European legislation in Radiopharmacy including GMP and Pharmacopoeia.
Understanding basics of gene engineering and pharmacokinetics
Objective• Good manufacturing practice (GMP) of classical radiopharmaceuticals
• GMP: industrial point of view
• Molecular and cellular aspects of radiobiology
• Pharmacopoeia
• Pharmacopoeia – how to use it
• Design of dosage forms for pharmaceuticals
• Pharmaceutical packaging
• Methods of preparation of sterile products
• Aseptic preparation
• The role of excipients in parenteral radiopharmaceutical preparations
• Sterility testing and endotoxin determination
• Particulate contamination
• Principles of medicinal chemistry
• An overview of modern pharmaceutical analysis
• Genetic engineering
• Stability and shelf-life of pharmaceuticals
• (in)stability of radiopharmaceuticals
• Legislation in radiopharmacy
• European directives – GMP
• Specific radiopharmaceutical legislation
• Clinical trials directive and related documents
• The small scale, non-commercial preparation of radiopharmaceuticals
• GMP of PET radiopharmaceuticals
• Quality assurance and preparation of SOP
• Water for pharmaceutical use
• Practicals: visit to hospital radiopharmacy
• Basic concepts of pharmacokinetics
• Drug regulatory affairs
• Microbiology in Pharmacy
• Visit to pharmaceutical company
542-0003-00LModule III: Radiopharmacology and Clinical Radiopharmacy
Only for CAS in Radiopharmazeutischer Chemie, Radiopharmacy.

The enrolment is done by the CAS study administration.
4 credits6GR. Schibli, R. Furegati Hafner
AbstractKnowledge about the fundamentals of pharmacokinetics and pharmacokinetic modelling, the basic concepts of pharmacology and toxicology, radiopharmaceutical monographs in the European pharmacopoeia, radiological imaging modalities and the basics of applied statistics in biomedical research. Understanding the fundamentals of nuclear medicine: Diagnostic applications in neurology and oncology therapy.
Objective• Pharmakokinetics and kinetic-modelling
• Statistics and practical session
• Radiotracers in biochemistry and molecular pharmacology
• Selective modification of peptides and proteins to target GPCRs
• Demonstration of experimental set up: Peptide and protein modification, radioactive assays in biochemistry
• Visit ABX Radeberg
• Nuclear medicine: basics and therapy
• Immunology
• Drug interventions/interactions/adverse reactions
• Pharmacology basics, special aspects, clinical studies
• Toxicology
• Testsystems in toxicology and targeted therapeutics and cucleic acids
• Nuclear medicine: clinical diagnostic applications in neurology
• Nuclear medicine: visit to SPECT facility and radiopharmaceutical GMP lag (Tc, Ga, therapy)
• Radiological imaging modalities- technology and applications
• Nuclear medicine: clinical diagnostic applications in oncology
• Radiopharmaceutical monographs in the European pharmacopoeia
• Practical session, visit: cyclotron, GMP PET production and quality control, PET and PET/CT, therapy unit
• Radioligand-binding-assays/autoradiography
• In house tours in groups: radioligand-binding-assays, autoradiography, metabolite analytics with LC-MS, cyclotron and radiochemistry, highlights in Leipzig
• Biological effects of radiation
• Radiotracer transport and blood brain barrier
• Radiotracers for neuroimaging